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Old 06-28-2013, 11:39 PM   #78136
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Torn between picking it up at the stock height or having the dealer do the adjustments to lower it 40mm.
I am 5'10 and can manage the height by being on my toes at a stop.
When you pull up to stop slide your ass across the seat and you'll get one foot firmly on the ground.
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:37 AM   #78137
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That and using some brains when putting a foot down. We have several female club members under 5'4" riding full height DR-Zs which are a bit taller than the DR and not a whole lot lighter. Most also ride a 12GS. They are always interesting to watch, particularly off road where they rarely put a foot wrong. They don't have the strength to match the fellas, but they use their heads, know their bikes (keeping them centred) and have worked hard at honing ground and low speed handling skills... something that a lot of fellas never bother to practice.
Think "up hill" your foot HAS to go out on the side that's highest on a trail,an old riding buddy consistently would put his downhill side foot out and launch himself over the edge of all kinds of things.
He did this for years,almost like he enjoyed crashing onto the ground.

At 6' I can flatfoot my DR but if you cant,gotta slide over til your foot can reach easily. Ive got 28,000 miles on it and have yet to pick it up off the ground.

On the other hand my 200KTM went down in a deep creek the other day,my rt foot went out,nothing but algi covered rocks underwater and down we went.
Took most of an hour to get all the water out,just one of those things.

I NEVER ride my DR in extreme circumstances like that,it weighs twice what I do. Ive had it in water up to the bottom of the tank but it was smooth bottom gravel road stuff.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:47 AM   #78138
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Installed a set of these today. They are suppose to clear the stock levers. The brake side did, the clutch side would not fully clear--ended up with the lever just out of the plane of the guard to allow for the lever ball end to clear the guard. The black ones are a good product and seem to be the best option for using the stock bars on a 2013--most of the controls are black. The end spacers that come with the kit are bare aluminum, some black paint took care of that issue. All in all pleased with the fit and finish.
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buy some Warp 9 levers. the quality and feel is much better plus they are shorter.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:14 AM   #78139
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My DR has been dropped <10 times since 2004.
Mine gets dropped every time I ride it. If not, I wasn't trying hard enough. I ride it as a dirt bike 99% of the time.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:34 AM   #78140
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How many miles do you have on your 790 now?
14k. No oil use. Gas mileage pretty much the same as stock when I ride conservatively, which is almost never. On interstates, I frequently hit 85 to 90 mph in order not to become an obstacle (NY/NJ-287, 87, Palisades). With the highway gearing (procycle), it just hums along getting about 45 to 47 mpg on a calm day.

I have had it over 100 mph several times. Don't know where the top is. Don't want the ticket unless I have a really good reason.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:37 AM   #78141
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Nice post.

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Boy, ain't that the truth. And as a result very few riders can do much beyond and oil change. Remember "Shop Classes" in Jr. High School? No more.
And with ur pics...Impressive dr650 soft luggage experience post!
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:45 AM   #78142
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Mine gets dropped every time I ride it. If not, I wasn't trying hard enough. I ride it as a dirt bike 99% of the time.
I think I dropped mine a dozen times in one outing. It sure gets heavy as the day gets long.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:45 AM   #78143
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14k. No oil use. Gas mileage pretty much the same as stock when I ride conservatively, which is almost never. On interstates, I frequently hit 85 to 90 mph in order not to become an obstacle (NY/NJ-287, 87, Palisades). With the highway gearing (procycle), it just hums along getting about 45 to 47 mpg on a calm day.

I have had it over 100 mph several times. Don't know where the top is. Don't want the ticket unless I have a really good reason.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:18 PM   #78144
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14k. No oil use. Gas mileage pretty much the same as stock when I ride conservatively, which is almost never. On interstates, I frequently hit 85 to 90 mph in order not to become an obstacle (NY/NJ-287, 87, Palisades). With the highway gearing (procycle), it just hums along getting about 45 to 47 mpg on a calm day.

I have had it over 100 mph several times. Don't know where the top is. Don't want the ticket unless I have a really good reason.
Awesome. Thanks for your experiences. I am really considering it. Especially since the bike still stays light but gains all the power. How do you find vibration? The stock Dr doesn't vibrate enough for me to notice except when I think to myself how little it vibrates for a single
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:53 PM   #78145
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MAD can give a direct observation, but I believe the concensus is the vibrations are the same or maybe even less than stock.

Make sure to check out the 790 build / review thread here sone were on advrider and make sure u gap the rings!

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Awesome. Thanks for your experiences. I am really considering it. Especially since the bike still stays light but gains all the power. How do you find vibration? The stock Dr doesn't vibrate enough for me to notice except when I think to myself how little it vibrates for a single


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Old 06-29-2013, 01:55 PM   #78146
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Weirdo.

Thanks. That's the nicest thing anyone has ever called me.
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:13 PM   #78147
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MAD can give a direct observation, but I believe the concensus is the vibrations are the same or maybe even less than stock.

Make sure to check out the 790 build / review thread here sone were on advrider and make sure u gap the rings!





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I have read that sad build report.. felt bad for him. I will definitely be anal about ring gap.

To be honest, I feel it should be mentioned in the instructions. I would have done the same thing had I not rebuilt vw motors before
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:45 PM   #78148
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My 2009 DR650 is for sale if anyone is interested. Its on cycle trader. 7300 miles in MI. $4300.
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:47 PM   #78149
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Hey guys. I'll be joining your ranks again tomorrow. Pretty stoked.
Picking up an '07 with 1700 miles.
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:08 PM   #78150
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I have read that sad build report.. felt bad for him. I will definitely be anal about ring gap.

To be honest, I feel it should be mentioned in the instructions. I would have done the same thing had I not rebuilt vw motors before
Just as a clarification. The gap specs are included with the rings. The OP in that thread "skipped over" that step. It all turned out OK and the OP learned an important new thing about building a motor.

See:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20792933&postcount=82

and

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=66
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